Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online

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Edited by: Marc L. Greenberg (editor-in-chief), University of Kansas; Lenore A. Grenoble (general editor), University of Chicago; associate editors: Stephen M. Dickey, University of Kansas, René Genis, University of Amsterdam, Marek Łaziński, University of Warsaw, Mikhail Oslon, Institute of the Polish Language - Cracow, Anita Peti-Stantić, University of Zagreb, Masako Ueda Fidler, Brown University, Mladen Uhlik, University of Ljubljana, Björn Wiemer, University of Mainz, Nadežda V. Zorixina-Nilsson, Stockholm University

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The Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics offers a comprehensive overview of the languages of the Slavic language family and the different ways in which they are and have been studied. It provides authoritative treatment of all important aspects of the Slavic language family from its Indo-European origins to the present day, as well as consideration of interaction of Slavic with other languages.

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(9,641 words)

Author(s): Makartsev, Maxim
The article explores the Macedonian standard language, its history, phonology, orthography, grammar, lexicon, stylistics, and current sociolinguistic status. The name of the language, Macedonian ( makedonski јazik [ma'kɛdɔnski 'jazik]), is connected to the ethnonym, which, in turn, is related to the geographical region of Macedonia.Macedonian is the official language in the Republic of North Macedonia (with a total resident population of 1,836,713 people according to the latest census [2021]). It also has an official status as a regional …
Date: 2023-10-27

Maps of the Slavic Languages

(21 words)

Author(s): Oslon, Mikhail
Map 1: Early migrationsMap 2: Extinct languagesMap 3: Official languagesMap 4: Traditional dialectsMap 5: Spoken languagesMikhail Oslon
Date: 2023-10-27


(5 words)

See Sociolects, Jargons, Slang, and Invective.
Date: 2023-10-27

Material Culture of the Early Slavs: 500–1000 CE

(7,694 words)

Author(s): Skyba, Andrii | Synytsia, Ievgen
The article provides a brief overview of the antiquities of the 5th–10th centuries CE, which were attributed to the early medieval Slavic tribes, focusing especially on the 5th–7th centuries CE, the period of the Great Migration of the Slavs, and the time of the historical mentions of the Sclaveni ( Sklavenoi, Sklavinoi) and the Antes ( Antae, Antai, Anti), when they appeared on the Danube during the first contacts of the Slavs with the Eastern Roman Empire. Owing to these contacts, Slavs appear in the works by authors of late antiquity and the earl…
Date: 2023-10-27


(10 words)

See Merger of Alveolar and Dental Fricatives and Affricates (Mazurism).
Date: 2023-10-27

Meaning⇔Text (forthcoming)

(2 words)

Author(s): Iomdin, Leonid
forthcomingLeonid Iomdin
Date: 2023-10-27

Medieval Russian Diglossia (forthcoming)

(5 words)

Author(s): Zapol'skaja, Natalja N.
forthcomingNatalja N. Zapol'skaja
Date: 2023-10-27

Medieval Textology (forthcoming)

(4 words)

Author(s): Ramić-Kunić, Erma
forthcomingErma Ramić-Kunić
Date: 2023-10-27

Merger of Alveolar and Dental Fricatives and Affricates (Mazurism)

(1,168 words)

Author(s): Sawicka, Irena
Mazurism – the term refers to the transformation of alveolar fricatives and affricates into the corresponding dental ones in Polish. Related phenomena also occur in numerous Slavic dialects.Mazurism is the term used in Polish linguistics ( mazurzenie [mɑzuʒɛɲe]) to refer to the phenomenon of the transformation of alveolar fricatives and affricates into the corresponding dental ones, e.g., Po czas ‘time’ [ʧɑs] > [ʦɑs], szary ‘grey’ [ʃɑrɨ] > [sɑrɨ], żaba [ʒɑbɑ] ‘frog’ > [zɑbɑ]. The term is infelicitous as it relates to a particular geographical region (Mazuria …
Date: 2023-10-27

Metaphor, Metonymy

(6,432 words)

Author(s): Stanojević, Mateusz-Milan
This article discusses metaphor and metonymy as understood in contemporary linguistics, i.e., as processes that appear in language as well as in thinking about the world. Following their definition and a short historical overview, the main characteristics of metaphor and metonymy are described, namely source, target, and their connection and conventionality. The central part of the article focuses on functions of metaphor and metonymy in diachronic semantic change, polysemy, grammar, dis…
Date: 2023-10-27


(3 words)

See Metaphor, Metonymy.
Date: 2023-10-27